Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

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A 24-year-old Anaheim man suffered fatal injuries after a large truck struck and killed him after being thrown off his motorcycle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the semi’s driver did not stop and another man was severely injured on the freeway. The motorcyclist was killed on the southbound side of the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley late night on July 19, California Highway Patrol officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man, 22, was transported to an area hospital with major injuries. Continue reading →

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Orange County Sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help to identify a pedestrian who they say jaywalked across a major roadway in Stanton, which led to the death of the motorcyclist, 51-year-old Mark Palacios of Cerritos. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal incident occurred on the morning of July 19th. The pedestrian crossed the northbound side of Beach Boulevard near Katella Avenue causing oncoming vehicles to brake abruptly. Continue reading →

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Phucdai Nguyen, 27, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Santa Ana after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a truck that was pulling out of a driveway. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred on the night of June 13th in the 1200 block of North Euclid Street in Santa Ana. Preliminary investigation shows that Nguyen, who was traveling south on a motorcycle, was hit by a truck that was exiting a driveway. Continue reading →

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Austin Daniel Vargas Rodes, 26, of Northridge, was killed in a motorcycle accident after crashing with a vehicle in Chatsworth on March 10. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the crash occurred at the intersection of Devonshire Street and Mason Avenue. Police say Rodes was trying to make a left turn onto southbound Mason when his vehicle crashed into a Mini Cooper that was headed east on Devonshire. Continue reading →

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Marco Bejarano, 24, suffered fatal injuries in a Fountain Valley car accident on the morning of Jan. 6. According to a report in the Daily Pilot, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Bushard Street and Talbert Avenue. Berajano was riding a 2001 Harley-Davidson Sportster which was involved in a collision with a 2019 Chevrolet Trax driven by a 91-year-old Corona man. Continue reading →

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A 31-year-man was killed in a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident involving a collision with a pickup truck. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the evening of Sept. 25 at the intersection of Slater Avenue and Morgan Lane. A 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup truck had severe damage to its left rear side and axle and a 2008 red Ducati motorcycle had been crumpled under the truck’s left rear tire. The rider of the motorcycle was lying to the side on the sport where paramedics pronounced him dead. Continue reading →

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Adrian Zazueta, 22, was killed in an Anaheim motorcycle accident after crashing into a sedan at a street intersection. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Western and Orange avenues. Paramedics attempted to revive Zazueta, but he died from his injuries at the scene. Officials said drugs or alcohol were not believed to be factors in the collision. The 18-year-old driver of the sedan remained at the scene. Continue reading →

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Toshio Hirai, 34, a 12-year-veteran and lead member of the Gardena Police Department’s SWAT team, was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Nov. 14. According to a KABC news report, Hirai was riding his motorcycle in Los Angeles near 238th Street and Western Avenue when he was struck by a 17-year-old driver. Officials said she had a driver’s license and stopped at the scene to cooperate with officials. Police say alcohol or drugs were not factors in the collision and no arrests were made. The officer leaves behind his wife and 2-year-old son. Continue reading →

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Elbin Rodriguez Morales, 28, was killed in a Fullerton motorcycle accident the night of July 28. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Morales was struck by a car that was leaving a shopping center in North Fullerton. Police responded to the area at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Imperial Highway after reports of the collision. When officers arrived, they found Morales lying in the northbound lanes of Harbor Boulevard with life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. Continue reading →

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Nicklaus Carothers, 26, was killed in a motorcycle accident after a left-turning taxicab struck him at a street intersection in Santa Ana. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the evening of November 30, 2017. Police said the taxicab was northbound on Bristol Street and was turning left onto Santa Clara Avenue when it collided with the southbound motorcycle. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Officials do not suspect that the driver of the taxi was under the influence. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Santa Ana police at 714-245-8200. Continue reading →

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